Rensselaer to Close Early for Thanksgiving Holiday

In this excerpt taken from her recent memo to the campus community, Dr. Jackson announces that Rensselaer's Troy and Hartford campuses will close at 3:00pm on Wednesday, November 26, in observation of the Thanksgiving Day holiday.

Rensselaer Professors Berman, Garde, and Wang Selected as 2014 AAAS Fellows

Rensselaer professors Francine Berman and Ge Wang and Dean of Engineering Shekhar Garde have been named fellows of AAAS, the world’s largest general scientific society.

Sympa Server to Experience Brief Outage November 30, 2014

Due to scheduled service upgrades, the Sympa server -- which manages,, and -- will be unavailable from 10:00am to noon on Sunday, November 30, 2014.

Intents to Submit Now Being Accepted for RPI Business Model Competition

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 1:00 PM - Mon , December 15, 2014 11:55 PM
Where: On Campus (see description)
Description: Do you have a business concept? Are you ready to move it forward? Mark your calendars for the RPI Business Model Competition, and let us know you're interested in competing by sending a brief description of your business idea! You must be a Rensselaer student for at least one semester in the 2014-2015 academic year to participate.

Curt Breneman Named Dean of Science at Rensselaer

On Tuesday, November 25, 2014, Rensselaer announced the appointment of Curt Breneman as Dean of the School of Science. The appointment is effective January 1, 2015. Breneman has served as head of the university's Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology since 2010.

Rensselaer Athletics Posts Weekly Review & Preview

Find out what's happening with your favorite teams, including men's and women's hockey, men's and women's basketball, swimming and diving, football, and cross country.

Men's Hockey Off to New Hampshire

Rensselaer enters Tuesday's non-league game at New Hampshire after six straight days of rest. RPI's last action was last Tuesday, a 1-1 tie at UConn. 

Rensselaer Orchestra Fall Concert Among Upcoming iEAR Events

November 22, 2014 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: EMPAC Concert Hall

The Rensselaer Orchestra, under the direction of Nicholas DeMaison, presents its annual Fall concert.

EHS Schedules Machine Guarding Seminar for December 12

Friday, December 12, 2014 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: HR, Gurley Bldg, 2nd Floor
Description: This informational session is one in a series of Environmental Health and Safety sessions designed to convey Rensselaer policy and program information. This session satisfies the course requirement associated with Faculty and Staff EHS course curriculums, provided in Traincaster and on associated Performance Management Tools. For more information regarding this session or associated EHS course content, please contact Will Fahey at extension 2318 or at

Laurie Anderson to Present New Film at EMPAC

Friday, December 12, 2014 7:30 PM - 8:10 PM
Where: EMPAC Theater
Description: Distinguished artist-in-residence Laurie Anderson presents a feature film in the form of a personal essay, with an original soundtrack of new music and a discussion following the screening.